Sunday, February 28, 2010

Technology of Future for Deaf and Hearing People

Real amazing to see the future of stove top without the use of pots and pans and whatever they are -

What will be in for us, deaf people in the future with the use of useful technology? Will we be truly optimistic for our signing community?

The futuristic society would be more likely to ban any kind of physical violence against human beings from such unnecessary surgery on deaf babies and youngsters.

I personally envision the future of technology to be the efficient backlash against the so-called social engineering of audists' perspective of human flaws and imperfections like helping deaf signers achieve the real full societal equality for very first time in the humankind history.

Deaf signers could show up at any public events at very last-minute decision without such hassles of making all arrangements in advance for sign language interpreter.

Or deaf signers could be running for the public offices without any communication obstacles or language gap. They could appear on the talk shows within instant electronic translations which will put less burden on interpreters of the deaf. Interpreters could run the behind the scenes to make sure that everything go smoothly and accurately within deaf signers run the entire show.

So the parents of deaf babies and youngsters do not have to resort to such barbaric methods of cochlear implant surgery on their own kids. They would let all deaf kids to be real unique and productive citizens without suppressing the use of sign language.

We, deaf signers must fight together for better future of our own linguistic and cultural community against the evils of inhumane approach to resolve the so-called problematic in minds of audists and social engineers and geneticists.

We must seize on the real advantages of futuristic technology into our hands to reshape the human society against audists and clueless and ignorant parents of deaf babies and kids.

Hopefully that we, deaf signers will take the guilty party whose inflict very inhumane methods against our deaf babies and kids to the court. Ever parents of deaf kids whose had them implanted with cochlear implants without kids or babies' consent or permission, will also face the court of law why those parents resort to barbaric practices against their own offspring. All kids are no longer seen as a private property within parents which they are much part of the society as equals. Deaf kids and adults could enjoy the fruitful aspect of futuristic technology without removing their so-called flaws and still be DEAF.

More futuristic technology like elegant hearing aid look like a real jewelry -

The new humanity could be free of human prejudices and ignorance and systematic discrimination against deaf signers if we really fight, fight and fight and get things successfully done.

ASLize yours,
Robert L. Mason (RLM)


  1. This is so ridiculous. My daughter has a CI. She loves it. She is learning to speak. She can hear. She also uses ASL and is a part of the Deaf community. (Not YOUR Deaf community, but I'm glad because you seem to be a lunatic)

    Why do you continue to demonize parents? CI's work well and help their users access sound, and often, the language of the majority. Instead of trying to push parents away from CI's (which, in my opinion will never work) why don't you show them the benefits of ASL?

  2. Well said, Miss KAt's Parents. While I applaud you trying to educate Robert on the benefits of CI's while also being inclusive of ASL, you are preaching to someone who simply won't change his mind. He demonizes parents because he is not one himself and has not (and possibly will not ever) be a parent himself, so he has no concept of having to agonize over making a decision for a child.

    I'm going to say this one more time, Robert. You constantly continue to be critical of parents for making decisions for their children at very early ages. It has NOTHING to do with parents viewing their children as property, and EVERYTHING to do with the fact that language comprehension, be it sign or verbal, begins at a very early age, with 0-5 viewed as the most critical stage of development. Parents who choose CI's for their children are attempting to give them OPTIONS besides just sign language because every child is different. I heartily encourage Miss Kat's parents and applaud them for ensuring that she has adapted sign language into her culture from the beginning. You can have your beliefs about CI's, no one is saying you can't. But demonizing those who DO choose CI's for those children is wrong. Period. Advocate for sign language inclusion instead.

    Eddie (ThumpaFlash)

  3. Wow! Miss Kat and Eddie are simply the front for CI Companies trying to influence others to be CId!

    This is manipulative on their part.

    They will do anything to belittle us!

    I have message for you!

    Fuck off and stick your dirty noses elsewhere!

    CIs are fake!

    They do not work!

  4. Anonymous:

    First of all, I AM DEAF. I wear no hearing aids or any other assistive devices. I am simply a parent who understands what other parents have to go through in making medical decisions for their children. I am NOT a front for CI's, despite your feeble-minded attempts to brand me as one. My main objection here is that RLM continually demonizes parents for choices they make for their children in regards to CI's. Specifically alluding to the idea that sign language and total acceptance of the deaf culture is the only way to go. We are a diverse group of many people with many ideas.

    Secondly, NOWHERE in my comment did I belittle the deaf community. I believe it to be a rich and vibrant culture that should be celebrated. BUT when moronic statements are made, I call it like I see it. Don't like me having an opinion? Then I strongly suggest you go pound sand, because I have been, and will continue to be an advocate for the deaf, hard of hearing, CI, hearing loss communities, etc. In other words, I am a proponent of us all being part of one big community, even when we have differing viewpoints on certain issues. Because the MAIN issue is that we all have a hearing loss and all can benefit from strong grassroots advocacy to better our lives, social interaction, educational opportunities, employment prospects, and so on. If you can't wrap your small, one track brain around that, it is your loss, not mine.

    Lastly, with regards to your "CI's are fake! They do not work!" comment, I will have you know that I personally know many people with CI's who are happy with them and feel their lives have been enriched by them. So apparently, they DO work somewhat, and YOU, sir or ma'am whichever you may be, can stick your puerile, unimaginative insults where the "sun does not shine", as they say.

    Eddie (Thumpaflash)

  5. Fat chance that your vision against technologies that you don't like will ever happen. The technologies that you don't like will continue to march on and on and on. The medical technologies will continue to improve. You can be selective about different technologies but people will resist your attempt to impose your opinion, value or morality on them. They will tell you to mind your own business.

    Joseph Pietro Riolo

    Public domain notice: I put all of my expressions in this post in the public domain.

  6. If CI's don't work, why have thosands of adults chosen to have a second, bilateral implant put in?

  7. Miss Kat's Parents,

    I really do not have any answers to your q's. Okay? :)